Nigerian legendary highlife musician, Victor Olaiya has died at the age of 89. The singer died today at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital after a short illness and deterioration from age.
The Olaiya family is very popular in the Nigerian entertainment scene has given birth to popular Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya and other children who worked behind the scene Punch NG reports.
The actual disease that led to his death has not yet been revealed. May his soul rest in peace.
“The Death of the Doyen of Highlife music in Nigeria The entire music world wish to announce the death of a Legend of Highlife music one of the last man standing, the last of the original Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON. This untimely incident happened at Luth hospital Lagos State at exactly 12noon today Wednesday 12th of February, 2020.
We pray that the Doyen of highlife music finds repose with the creator while wishing the family and entire music community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. And to my namesake Abimbola Olaiya I will miss your contribution to HIGHLIFE MUSIC. Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya was 89 years of age on December 31st, 2019.
Announcer Bimbo Esho. Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company Ltd”